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Report: Fabinho could be sidelined for up to six weeks

Key Liverpool midfielder Fabinho could be sidelined for the most demanding part of Liverpool’s season to date.

The Brazilian hobbled off before the 20 minute mark of the Reds 1-1 draw with Napoli on Wednesday evening.

Fabinho did not have a scan on his troublesome ankle on Thursday as they were keen to let the area settle.

But the Daily Mail says that there is a feeling within the Liverpool camp that he will out of action between four and six weeks meaning that he will miss the Club World Cup and the Christmas and New Year fixtures.

 

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Speaking after the game, Jürgen Klopp alluded to the fact that they could lose the Brazilian for a decent stretch saying:

“That’s the biggest thing from tonight. 

“It’s still early and we all hope it’s not too serious but it’s pretty painful in an area you don’t want to have pain.

Gini Wijnaldum who could well be the player to fill the hoiding midfield role in Fabinho's absence also said it was a big setback.

 

" It is a blow, a big blow, for the whole team, of course also for him as a player but there are situations you have to deal with.

“I think during the years we have had a few blows, in terms of injuries, and we just have to show we can deal with the situation.”

 

Gini is right on the money with that observation, and in a way it is better if this kind of setback for Fabinho and indeed Joel Matip happen now than in the title run-in.

Jürgen Klopp has built a fantastic squad mentality where one player comes in and plays their role such as what we have seen with Dejan Lovren.

That same opportunity will arise for Fab's replacement.



 

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8 minutes ago, kemskem said:

Just like when Alisson got a long term injury, as well as the penalties and offsides that went against us, everything is going Liverpool's way.

Read a few City supporters going on about Mertens goal, “ they checked everything just to disallow it “ they see what they want to see. 

Didn’t see the stonewall pen on Salah though did they, they would have had it been given. There is being partisan and just simply bitter and delusional.

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As I said elsewhere, fuck off the WCC; let the second string play in that and the kids in the Carabao. Drawing with Napoli took away the luxury of resting players against Salzburg.

 

We have to be sensible - losing the Premier League from such a position of strength would be unforgivable.

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23 minutes ago, TheDrowningMan said:

We have to be sensible - losing the Premier League from such a position of strength would be unforgivable.

And what exactly is sensible about that sentence? What does it mean, and who does it help? 

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1 hour ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Read a few City supporters going on about Mertens goal, “ they checked everything just to disallow it “ they see what they want to see. 

Didn’t see the stonewall pen on Salah though did they, they would have had it been given. There is being partisan and just simply bitter and delusional.

This and bang on.

 

It just emphasises the small club mentality their fans have.

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Shit news, but it happens. We've a dynamic enough crew of players to get through it.

 

I assume Hendo or Gini can play the role which might free something up for Ox and Shaqiri a bit further forward. 

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2 hours ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Read a few City supporters going on about Mertens goal, “ they checked everything just to disallow it “ they see what they want to see. 

Didn’t see the stonewall pen on Salah though did they, they would have had it been given. There is being partisan and just simply bitter and delusional.

Totally. Firmino's perfectly good early equalizer was disallowed against Villa but our late goals in that game have been used as an example of how everything is going our way. It's funny really.

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18 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

Gomez actually played decent whenever he came inside the other night. Some decent touches. I wonder if there is a DM in there somewhere. 

 

Can he read the game well enough to be effective as a DM?

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Hendo and Gini will share the role.
 

Obviously Fabinho is one of or the best DM in Europe so no club has another player as good on the bench and we’ll be weakened, but we aren’t playing any of the other top few sides til Boxing Day.

 

The above two players have more than played their part for us on numerous occasions. If Naby can actually stay fit, this spell gives him the chance to show he should be here beyond next summer as well, as he’ll get minutes.

 

Fucker, but, like with Alisson, we should be able to mitigate the effects and crack on til he’s back without it being a disaster.

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6-8 weeks. 
 

6 weeks til Spurs away. That and Leicester away looking the really bad individual ones at the moment, aside from the overall continued knock to both our best eleven and chances of rest/rotation elsewhere in midfield throughout his absence.
 

Pretty likely - if the above isn’t an elastic Klopp timescale - won’t be back for United at home either.

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16 minutes ago, Lizzie Birdsworths Wrinkled Chopper said:

Hendo and Gini will share the role.
 

Obviously Fabinho is one of or the best DM in Europe so no club has another player as good on the bench and we’ll be weakened, but we aren’t playing any of the other top few sides til Boxing Day.

 

The above two players have more than played their part for us on numerous occasions. If Naby can actually stay fit, this spell gives him the chance to show he should be here beyond next summer as well, as he’ll get minutes.

 

Fucker, but, like with Alisson, we should be able to mitigate the effects and crack on til he’s back without it being a disaster.

Forgot all about Naby. Himself and Shaq will certainly get a few opportunities now.

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30 minutes ago, SasaS said:

 

Can he read the game well enough to be effective as a DM?

Probably not but seeing as we will be playing all but the tea-lady in the coming weeks it is worth thinking about. Just incase Jurgen reads this forum like. 

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Leicester and Wolves games is where we will desperately need him, if you forget about the overall fixture congestion in December. If he's back after New Year, could be worse. 

But he probably won't be.

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39 minutes ago, SasaS said:

 

Can Gomez read the game well enough to be effective as a DM?

I’ve not seen anything to suggest that. Hoever might be better, but not good enough for a team contending for a title.

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